Another Oil Tanker Overturns: Thousands of litres oil spilled, highway closed for traffic in Ghotki


GHOTKI, June 30 (TNS): A speeding oil-loaded container overturned near Mirpur Mathelo on Friday. The local administration has sealed the area and closed the National Highway for traffic.

According to details, the driver of the tanker was injured in the incident, while thousands of litres of oil was spilled from the crashed tanker.

Members of the Safety Department of a private fertilizer company, who arrived at the scene of incident quickly after learning about the incident, sealed the road, while the Fire Brigade staff also initiated the required work to avoid the repetition of Ahmadpur Sharqia tragedy.

Police has taken the injured driver to Civil Hospital Mirpur Mathelo, while a heavy contingent of police has closed the National Highwayfor traffic. No one is allowed to go to the scene of incident.

Police attributed the accident to driver’s falling asleep. The tanker which was on its way to Karachi from Multan was loaded with huge quantity of crude oil.